The Collected Letters of Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek - Volume 16 by Lodewijk C. Palm

By Lodewijk C. Palm

In quantity XVI of The gathered Letters of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, 25 letters of Van Leeuwenhoek were incorporated, them all written from July 1707 to June 1712. The letters have been written to 6 exact addressees. the bigger half was once addressed to the Royal Society in London commonly (sixteen letters); and to 3 of its fellows specifically: John Chamberlayne (280, and 281), who translated the letters of Van Read more...

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32 op de gront, op de bodem, nl. van het bakje waarin L. de vloeistoffen had vermengd. a 22 40 LETTER No. 272 18 OCTOBER 1707 By RSTVWX in Fig. 3 is designated a third particle, which has been protruded from the tongue, and by TX is designated the place where it was divided into two twigs, and the twigs are TV and XW. And because at V the draughtsman saw some further sprouts, he drew them, but I have seen indeed that at the ends of these twigs there were certain sprouts that looked like flowers.

In the case of a healthy tongue. It so happened that at the beginning of September 1707 I was seized by a violent fever2, which lasted only three days. On that occasion on the fourth day I looked at my tongue through a magnifying mirror3 and observed that it was very white, which is called a furred tongue, except that about one finger’s breadth of the front part of the tongue was not furred. And this whiteness or fur is usually considered to be caused from the stomach or the intestines by the surging of the vapours or from the sharp fluids from the head, as is commonly said4.

VIII. fig. IX. Thrush. BRIEF No. 272 18 OKTOBER 1707 Vernomen hebbende, wat doctor over den selven was gaande57, ende die aan sprekende , met versoek om een weijnig te mogen hebben, van het geene men van den Lijder sijn Tonge quam te nemen, dat men mij tot twee agter een volgende dagen aan mijn huijs bragt. Dese stoffe die op een papier lag, was soo aan een klevende, dat deselve niet wel van een te scheijden was, ende daar bij59 het meeste gedeelte soo helder als eenige vogt in ons bloote oog mogte wesen, vermengt met eenige witagtige stoffe; Deselve door het Vergroot glas beschouwende, sag ik, dat de heldere aan een klevende vogt, beset was, met uijtnemende veel seer kleijne bolletjens, en als ik mijn oog liet gaan op de witagtige deelen, soo soude men oordeelen dat het niet anders en was als ronde bolletjens, waar van ze mij toe schenen60 kleijnder te sijn, als de bolletjens die ons bloet root maakt61, en als dese witte stoffe droog geworden was, hebbe ik wel gesien, dat62 een groene Couluur hadde aan genomen, over een komende met die stoffe, die wij loosen als wij verkouwen sijn, die men den naam van groene fluijmen geeft63.

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